Political Notebook

  • Fries gets Farm nod
    Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries has received the endorsement of the Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT in his primary election race for the District 15 Indiana State Senate seat.
  • Wyss honored by commissioners
    The Allen County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday paid tribute to retiring state Sen. Tom Wyss at its legislative recap breakfast.
  • 3 Democrats to talk taxes
    Democratic candidates for state auditor, a state Senate seat and Wayne Township trustee will have a joint appearance Monday to talk about Earned Income Tax Credit programs and helping low-income Hoosiers file their tax returns.

GOP readies for recount

The Republican National Committee is seeking volunteers “ready to fight for every vote” if the Nov. 6 presidential election is so close it warrants a recount, according to mailings to supporters.

The RNC has provided financial backers with a “2012 Presidential Election Recount Volunteer Form” asking for their names, home addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. The form does not specify what tasks or skills will be required of volunteers in the event of a recount.

The RNC either has not updated its database or is not picky about its volunteers. It sent such a mailing to a Journal Gazette staffer’s mother who would have been 95 had she not died in May.